Kaju Moti Pulao Recipe - Rich pulao made with cottage cheese balls and cashewnuts.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cashewnuts, Paneer (cottage cheese)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Kaju Moti Pulao

Kaju Moti Pulao Recipe - How to make Rich pulao made with cottage cheese balls and cashewnuts.


Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Cashewnuts 20-25

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated1 cup

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3 teaspoons

  • Oil for frying

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black cardamoms 2

  • Cloves 2

  • Black peppercorns 4

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Milk 1 1/2 cups


Step 1

Add salt and cornflour to the grated paneer and shape into small marble-sized balls. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the paneer balls till golden. Drain on absorbent paper. In the same oil, deep-fry the cashewnuts till light golden. Drain on a

Step 2

If you wish you can decorate the paneer balls with silver varq. Heat the ghee in a non stick pan, add the cumin seeds, cardamoms, cloves, peppercorns and turmeric powder. Sauté for one minute.

Step 3

Drain and add the rice and mix. Add one and a half cups water and milk and mix. Add salt and mix. When the mixture comes to a boil, add the fried cashewnuts. Mix and cover the pan and cook till done.

Step 4

Transfer the rice onto a serving plate, garnish with the paneer balls and serve hot.

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